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Commissioned by *thedarkstrider


Original Lines - [link]
By *windriderx23

Color - `vest

Sunday night's project. Should have done two today, but got obliterated with a pretty crippling headache and hotdog food coma that left me out of commission between 1 and 7 today.

Adobe Photoshop CS2
Wacom Tablet
CGTextures.com
Macromedia Flash 8

Comments appreciated. Criticism honored.
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:iconaricofdacia:
aricofdacia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Never seen this concept before, but very well executed.
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:iconnathanscomicart:
nathanscomicart Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great colors!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Thanks a bunch!
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:icondante2056:
Dante2056 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
Yay another mermaid :w00t:
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
And just my luck. Scales are HAAAAAAAAARD. :shakefist:

Hey guys, on the next batch of commissions, it would be hilarious if everybody wanted fish-themed characters. Oh yes, you would get many chortles watching me writhe in agony in shading, highlighting, texturing, and shining every individual scale, because there is almost no other effective way of doing it. :lol:

Thanks! Glad you :w00t: for it!
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:iconfotography101:
Fotography101 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
hey hoe do you make the glow stick, when you save it as a jpeg and post it, because it always seems brighter in photoshop... then when you put it up it looks dull
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I don't know, I don't have that problem. You might do the glow effect differently than I do. :shrug:
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:iconfantasypanther:
fantasypanther Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Now there's an interesting combination.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Indeed, thank you very much!
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:iconfantasypanther:
fantasypanther Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You're most welcome.
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:iconrichbernatovech:
RichBernatovech Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Great job! Love the detail you added to Jamie's lines. :)
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thanks a lot!
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:iconalonzo-canto:
Alonzo-Canto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
THIS LOOKS SO AWESOME! one of my favs for sure oh the water! THE WATER!!!! looks great!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thank you very much, glad you like the water!
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:iconlyteside:
lyteside Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
on of my favorite pieces! \o/
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thanks a lot!
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:iconpickledshoe:
pickledshoe Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Student General Artist
I love how the scales look like her pubes :giggle:
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Now I put extra effort into differentiating the line between the skin and scales FOR THAT REASON IN PARTICULAR. Gah, I fail...:(

:lol:
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:iconpickledshoe:
pickledshoe Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Student General Artist
I still like it though :3
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:iconluiz4200:
Luiz4200 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Good drawing.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is really pretty! ^^
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thank you very much! Compliments to *windriderx23 for making her so gorgeous!
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome dear! :D
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:iconcomixbookgurl:
Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
NICE
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
THANKS
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:iconaracos:
Aracos Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I absolutely love your coloring! The textures work really well and the lighting is quite awesome.

Though there are zwo tiny details that seem to bother me, her skin/hair, although it looks great, seems to lack the "wetness" I´d expect from it seeing as she is surrounded by water and waves splashing against the rock.
And her belt seems to lack the same amount of details as the rest of her.

But those are just minor details ;)

The way you rendered her skin, with all those tiny freckles and the color variations work really really well! Amazing job.
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
That's a legit observation. I considered a 'wet' effect, but figured that the hair was too loose and bouncy to convey the effect consistently, so I went with the idea of her being on the rock for a while, and been drying.

Thanks for the input though, and I'll keep it in mind for future water-themed images.
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:iconaracos:
Aracos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
your welcome and yep you´re right ;)

besides a mermaid with wet hair clinging to her body propably wouldn´t be the most gracious picture either :p

amazing work nonetheless!
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:iconrenynzea:
renynzea Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I'd have to argue against the wetness due to the hair. It should be clingy if she was wet, but it is drawn wind blown and wavy, which implies to me that it is dry.

My take is that the mermaid was sunbathing and the water is just splashing up on the rock.

Great coloring!
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:iconaracos:
Aracos Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
that is true ;)
I mean either way, it´s a comic so it doesn´t have to be realistic anyway.

But I see your point, sadly one can´t edit comments on dA ;)
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:iconmertol:
mertol Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Is the green leaf-like thingy fur?
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Fish scales.
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:iconnametherabbit:
NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Epic PIRATEY win!
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:iconvest:
vest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Thank you very much!
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:iconnametherabbit:
NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
very very welcome
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